Hip Surgery Recovery
Orthopedic Surgeon in Fargo
Contact the office of Todd Sekundiak in Omaha at (701) 417-6000 for any additional questions you have about recovering from your orthopedic surgery.
Because the anterior approach is muscle preserving, there is reduced tissue damage, which means a potentially faster recovery.1 After surgery, you should expect to be on your feet and discharged from the hospital in 2-3 days. With the anterior approach, you are more likely to be discharged to your home for self care rather than to a rehab facility. Also, you should enjoy a faster return to walking without a supportive aid compared to traditional hip replacement.
After full physical rehabilitation, most patients can return to regular activity and exercise without any pain. You’ll also be able to enjoy full range of motion with no 90-degree angle restriction.
- Zawadsky MW, Paulus MC, Murray PJ and Johansen MA. Early outcome comparison between the direct anterior approach and the mini-incision posterior approach for primary total hip arthroplasty: 150 consecutive cases.The Journal of Arthroplasty 29. 2014;1256-1260.